Microsoft, Apple, Ford Motor Co., GE, and Intel were 5 of the most profitable companies (excluding banks and oil outfits) in 2012, according to CNN Money.
It is no coincidence that all the aforementioned companies are also featured on the CareerBliss 50 Happiest Companies list for 2013.
Business owners must strike that delicate balance between getting the most out of their employees, while offering enough incentive to retain the talent that brings innovation and profit to the company.
Some of the more unconventional strategies may not be for every CEO, but the results are undeniable.
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Employee absence costs businesses billions in revenue every year and remains one of the biggest concerns for Senior Management and Human Resources. It not only costs in terms of sick pay, but also in lost productivity. Additionally, it can affect morale when colleagues have no choice but to ‘pick up the slack’. Designing and Implementing an effective Absence Management programme may go a long way in providing a better environment for all. Guest blogger Finley Talbot provides some suggestions…read more
Reed Group Study Finds Employees Taking Intermittent Family Medical Leave Are Three Times More Likely to File for Short-term Disability Four-year study finds employers struggle with FMLA related to intermittent leave and disability, but professional outsourcing and software can help contribute to decreased loss time DENVER, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Employees taking intermittent time off to care for themselves or for sick family members under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) are nearly 3 times more likely to file a subsequent...read more
Majority Of Business Owners See Health Insurance Premiums Rising Over The Next Year July 2012 SB Authority’s Market Sentiment Survey Results NEW YORK, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Newtek Business Services, NASDAQ: NEWT, The Small Business Authority, with a portfolio of over 100,000 business accounts, announced today the findings of its SB Authority Market Sentiment Survey, a monthly window into the concerns of independent business owners. Based on a poll of over 1,500 respondents, one of the key findings from the July survey...read more